Alberta Parks

Guiding and Instructing Permit Application

Thank you for your interest in guiding or instructing an outdoor activity in provincial parks or protected areas! Please allow a minimum of 30 days for application processing before the preferred start date of your activities. Note that larger, more complex permit applications may require up to 90 days for processing.

Alberta Parks receives many applications for Guiding and Instructing Permits each year, and processes them in the order in which they are received. Applying for a permit does not guarantee that a permit will be issued, and late applications may require later start dates of anticipated activities.

Please note the pricing structure for Guiding and Instructing Permits are as follows:

Length Of Permit
Day $60.00
Week $100.00
Month $150.00
Annual $250.00
Number Of Locations
Up to 10 $0.00
Up to 30 $50.00
Up to 50 $100.00
Up to 100 (Max) $150.00
Number Of Activities (e.g: Hiking, Rafting…)
Up to 2 $0.00
Up to 5 $100.00
Over 5 $150.00
Total Permit Fee ($550.00 Max) plus GST

* There are no new fees for guiding and instructing permits, and these fees have not increased.
Which park would you like to have your Guiding and Instructing at?

Parks Division Contacts

To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the phone number. From a cell phone, dial the toll-free code (*310 for Roger's Wireless or #310 for Bell & Telus) followed by the phone number.

Central Region
Northeast Region Lac La Biche
Northwest Region Grande Prairie
South Region Cypress Hills District
South Region Dinosaur District
South Region Lethbridge District
South Region Pincher Creek District
South Region Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
Kananaskis Region
Canmore Nordic Centre
Provincial Park
Special Events Permits
Fish Creek Provincial Park Weddings
Kananaskis Region Guiding/Instructing Permits
Kananaskis Region Special Events
Filming/Still Photography Permits
(includes Fish Creek & Glenbow Ranch Provincial Parks)
Updated: Jan 17, 2023